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BeoPlay H8 - Bluetooth Drop Out - Questions

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dizza2
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dizza2 posted on Wed, Mar 4 2015 4:20 PM

Hi All, 

First post on the forum, I have been to test the H8's in one of the London stores, they are everything I am looking for out of a pair of headphones, I was very close to purchasing them there and then, but thought it would be best to research before committing.  

From what I  have read on various forums is that there is are issues with bluetooth drop outs specifically with Apple products (I have a iPhone 6), my questions are; 

Is the drop out issue due to a particular batch (as some forums suggest)?

Has anyone managed to find a fix? 

Should I wait until this problem has been resolved before I purchase?

Look forward to your comments and thoughts! 

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Answered (Verified) Mikael replied on Fri, May 22 2015 1:31 PM
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Duels:

it's so strange that there are so many problems when the new A2 has proven faultless as far as BT is concerned

You can easily force drop outs with the A2 by covering too much of your phone.

I've experiences this a few times where I'm sitting down and the phone is between my legs. The A2 was 1-2 meters way.

I won't fault the A2 for this though.

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Duels
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Duels replied on Fri, May 22 2015 1:11 PM

dup'd

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Paul W replied on Fri, May 22 2015 1:21 PM

I've just had an Email from B&O saying that the H8 is back in stock in limited quantities! How very bizarre! Once bitten, twice shy!

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Answered (Verified) Mikael replied on Fri, May 22 2015 1:31 PM
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Duels:

it's so strange that there are so many problems when the new A2 has proven faultless as far as BT is concerned

You can easily force drop outs with the A2 by covering too much of your phone.

I've experiences this a few times where I'm sitting down and the phone is between my legs. The A2 was 1-2 meters way.

I won't fault the A2 for this though.

Beoplay V1 with Beo4, Beolab 14.4 and ATV4/Chromecast.

Beoplay A2, A9mki (w/ Chromecast Audio), H2, H3, H8.

 

Chris Townsend
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Unbelievable that the H8's weren't on this list

http://www.t3.com/features/best-noise-cancelling-headphones

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Okay so I have owner H8 ever since launch, I have also tested the H8s at stores and at CES in Las Vegas - in general I have no drop outs, only experienced it under normal use a few times for a split second.

This is with an Iphone 5S. I know there's been some pairing issues with certain android phones due to the OS/Bluetooth version.

It's a general issue with Bluetooth and wireless signal - the 4.0 standard supports the stereo, microphone for handsfree and controls.

 

I would say go for it, if you can find them in stock - and enjoy.

PS: Also own a pair of H6 and would agree they are more comfortable but not active noise canceling and the lack bass compared to H8

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Hi, I had a nightmare problem with the H8 I originally bought, took them back to the B&O shop in Hong Kong who sent them away for service check, the particular set I had had a confirmed BT weak signal - as in could not stay connected to my iPhone 6 in my pocket let alone anything else !  So far the new set I picked up today are working fine.  Will be testing them with my MacBook Pro Retina 13" on Monday - it's in my office, but will also test with my other MacBook Air and iMac etc.  So far if the iPhone experience is anything to go with - then hoping for an improved experience all round !  Has to be said the sound quality on a working set is superb !  So I'd recommend getting your H8s checked by B&O service, I suspect they had a duff batch !

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archie replied on Sat, Dec 19 2015 3:35 PM

HELLO

i test today a H8 in a store in Paris.

i take my music system a 5 o 6 years old IPOD (no iphone) and everything was good.

no dropout in my back pocket or front pocket.

i walking 10m away from the ipod and all was good absolutely no dropout.

may be it's will be good to start a discution  with for each of our :  the musical system  and dropout ou or not ?

and of course, i bought my H8 Smile

 

 

 

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